Dr Charlotte Crofts

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  • Qualifications:BA (Hons) (University of Manchester), PhD (University of Manchester), MA Film and TV (University of Bristol)
  • Position:Associate Professor Filmmaking
  • Department:ACE - Film and Journalism
  • Telephone:+4411732 84324
  • Email:Charlotte.Crofts@uwe.ac.uk
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About me

Dr Charlotte Crofts (@charlottecrofts) is Associate Professor Filmmaking, Department of Film & Journalism where she teaches on the BA (Hons) Filmmaking (@UWE_Film) and leads on the BAFTA Albert Educational Partnership for Sustainable Filmmaking.

She's a filmmaker and creative producer working across film, locative-media and festival curation. As director of the Cary Comes Home Festival (@carycomeshome), she explores screen heritage, cinematic tourism and fan practices, curating "event cinema" experiences. She has created various location-based apps including The Curzon Memories App, The Lost Cinemas of Castle Park and she is currently developing the Looking For Archie Walking tour into an app. She is on the steering committee of Bristol City of Film, UNESCO Creative Cities Network. She is also developing a feature film adaptation of Angela Carter's 'Flesh and the Mirror' about Carter's experiences in 1960s Japan, which has had BFI Development Funding and she is interested in exploring adaptation, textual translation and UK/Japan cross-cultural exchange.

She is Editor in Chief of Screenworks the online peer-reviewed journal of screen media practice research (@screenworksorg). She was Vice Chair of the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (@baftss) (2020-21) and a member of the EC (2017-21), inaugurated the BAFTSS Practice Research Award and co-founded the BAFTSS Practice Research SIG. She is edtor of Open Screens responsible for practice submissions. She is a member of the Digital Cultures Research Group (@dcrcuk) and co-convenes the Moving Image Research group (MIRg) with Mark Bould. She led on collating UWE's Practice Research Portfolios for submission to REF21, has been an external research assessor and was a member of REF21 Main Panel D as an Output Assessor for SP33 and an Input Assessor for SP34.

Area of expertise

Screen heritage; cinema cultures; festival curating; Cary Grant; Bristol; cinema mapping; app development; apparatus theory; locative and pervasive media; sound in film; filmmaking; adaptation; Angela Carter, screen media practice as research; sustainable filmmaking and access. See Publications.


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